Well, we are all aware that new Marathi film 'No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey'
is a remake of popular Hindi comedy 'No Entry'. But, while making this film
in Marathi, the entire film has been copied scene to scene, instead of
offering it a Marathi touch. As a result, it has failed to hold the audience
for entire 163 minute show on the screen. Nevertheless, being a sit- com,
the film has succeeded in offering the expected entertainment through good
performances coming from all the seven important artistes in the film.
The original film had succeeded in creating laughter, because the theme was
new to the audience. Moreover, in Maharashtra most of the Marathi film goers
watch Hindi films. Even if they haven't watched this original film in
theatres, they must have surely watched it on their TV screens and that too
in repeat runs. All that was expected was a Marathi touch to this theme;
but, it has gone the Bollywood way, even to the extent of retaining the
names of all the characters. If they could change the name of MLA, why
couldn't they find suitable names for seven important characters ?
When we see some of the remakes of South films in Hindi, these original films
are not watched by majority of the cine goers from places other than south
region. And hence, such films whether action or comedy, turn out to be
successful in North India including Maharashtra. But, same is not the case, with
remake of Hindi film in Marathi. It may be kept in mind that about 50 % of the Hindi
film's business is from Maharashtra.
Now, the million dollar question still remains to be answered is, whether a
remake of popular Hindi comedy film and that too with predictable sequences,
will be accepted in Marathi ? Let, the people of Maharashtra decide the fate of
this film. The opening day, witnessed very poor response at a multiplex in the
suburbs. Now, the weekend collections will decide the success of this film.
Looking at the efforts put in, it may be mentioned that the film has been shot
with the high quality standard observed in big budget Hindi cinema,, with good
camera work by Arwind Soni and perfect music by Nakash-Sargam. The selection
of locations are good, including picturesque Goa. Even the titles of the film
have been presented well. But, there seemed to be some budgeting on costumes of
the artistes and the dancers in the song sequences. In the case of Sai Tamhankar,
who played an important character of Bobby, there wasn't much issue of costumes,
as the film has been focused on her. She is the centre of attraction in this
film. And, she has lived up to the expectations of the film maker. One can say
that she has offered more than what Bipasha could offer in the original, as far
as glamour is concerned.
Looking at the performances of others, both Bharat Jadhav as Kishan and Kranti
Redkar as Kajal match well in their respective roles, with their perfect timing
for comedy. Aniket Vishwasrao as Shekhar gets a kind of role, which has tested
his strengths in comedy sequences. And he has done extremely well. Manwa Naik
playing Sanjana also supports well as his partner. Both Ankush Choudhary (Prem)
and Sai Lokur (his wife Pooja) have limited scope, especially after interval,
but they too have done well. Paddy kamble is just fine as Bobby's bodyguard.
Anant Jog is good as fun loving MLA. Viju Khote does well in the small role, he
has to his share.